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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Duder
Nice work on the exhaust; running cats will...

Nice work on the exhaust; running cats will absolutely make the car more livable on a day to day basis, and the gf/wife/etc won't be covered in "stinky old car smell" which is a bonus.

Are those...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 01:56 AM
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Views: 227,790
Posted By Duder
:boink:

:boink:
Forum: article composition 07-06-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 229,096
Posted By Duder
Hey, I didn't see your earlier post, but good to...

Hey, I didn't see your earlier post, but good to hear that you've got it figured out. The 152 EZK isn't one that I have experience with - so it's possible this one may not be compatible with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,666
Posted By Duder
Nice dude! Congrats. Big steps.

Nice dude! Congrats. Big steps.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Duder
Yes they would all come with a T25 flange as...

Yes they would all come with a T25 flange as standard, and would either need some sort of adapter or a T3-flanged housing as produced by ATP for example. There's a handful of guys running GT2871Rs on...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 102,582
Posted By Duder
The amount of work that has gone into this thing...

The amount of work that has gone into this thing so far in 2019 is staggering - and the results are awesome. It's so smooth and refined while cruising but it wakes up almost instantly when you roll...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Duder
Still wouldn't respond as well as a GT25R or...

Still wouldn't respond as well as a GT25R or GT28R, for not much price difference. OP is looking to downsize from a TD05-20G, not upsize.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Duder
Depends on your budget. For <$1k I'd suggest an...

Depends on your budget. For <$1k I'd suggest an "old spec" GT25R or GT28R, which would give you very nice response on a B21F+T.

I'm talking pre-GTX, so GT2554R, GT2560R, or GT2860R. You should be...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 39,509
Posted By Duder
Down here I think that would be a $3k+ car, if it...

Down here I think that would be a $3k+ car, if it was in sorted out daily driver condition, even with the paint & bodywork.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 227,790
Posted By Duder
Like I always say, a murdered out T5 is a sexy T5.

Like I always say, a murdered out T5 is a sexy T5.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,226
Posted By Duder
Agreed +1. A B18 or B20 running properly tuned...

Agreed +1. A B18 or B20 running properly tuned SUs is a wonderful thing.

I didn't know that bit about the perfume though; Brits smell better than Italians?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Duder
Harald is pointing out what the rest of us...

Harald is pointing out what the rest of us overlooked - the 924 has a transaxle and it seems likely that OP is keeping the original trans but looking for a way to mate a Whiteblock to the front of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Duder
924t5: If you do use the 960 automatic...

924t5: If you do use the 960 automatic bellhousing, there's an Australian (I believe) adapter available to bolt a Toyota Supra W58 5-speed to it. PM Alex Buchka here on TB for more info as he's done...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Duder
I've been very happy with EPAS in my E36 Lemons...

I've been very happy with EPAS in my E36 Lemons camper car but your results may vary. I've got a big iron V8 (5.3) with 255 tires and a lot of camber to overcome, so the end result with electric is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,226
Posted By Duder
Didn't you just get this thing running? The fact...

Didn't you just get this thing running? The fact that it sat dormant for 10 years means it's going to take a while to get it sorted out and civilized again...I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I find...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 129,964
Posted By Duder
This is key to keeping operating costs under...

This is key to keeping operating costs under control on our Lemons E36 camper with the 5.3 swap. We do all the alignment ourselves and have a tire sponsor - it's a racer discount (not free) but it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Whoa, thanks for all the feedback guys. Ian...

Whoa, thanks for all the feedback guys.

Ian - of course, and good point. The remote booster would indeed only work on one circuit. There may be something to the idea of boosted front / unboosted...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
More thoughts about brake boosters - I just found...

More thoughts about brake boosters - I just found this Australian remote booster, the PBR VH44. No idea if this is a decent product or not but this (or something like it) may solve a few problems at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
Congrats! Nice job. I have a few friends who...

Congrats! Nice job. I have a few friends who always swear by the "get 'er nice and piping hot right before the test" method. It has worked for me too. Fixing the exhaust leaks and getting timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
Here they made the cutoff at model year 2000 for...

Here they made the cutoff at model year 2000 for some reason. So even OBDII cars up through '99 have to get the full inspection with dyno testing and gas analysis. Same exact car in a 2000 model year...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Interesting - thanks for all the specs. Splitting...

Interesting - thanks for all the specs. Splitting up into dual master cylinders is something I hadn't considered yet, but looks like it fits nicely.

If I do go with un-boosted brakes then I'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the feedback; that's encouraging to...

Thanks for the feedback; that's encouraging to hear. What is your brake setup - which MC and calipers are you using? Stock 240 stuff?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Oh, and the B20 "may live on" in another project...

Oh, and the B20 "may live on" in another project - pending some investigation though!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Hydroboost makes the most sense I think; thanks...

Hydroboost makes the most sense I think; thanks for the feedback about your Mustang. Only trouble is, then I need my power steering pump to run both steering & brakes unless I go with electric...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
For brakes I can't use a vacuum booster in the...

For brakes I can't use a vacuum booster in the stock location. There are a few options and they are interrelated to power steering choices I need to make as well, and turbo exhaust packaging.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
The photo you linked shows the notch lined up...

The photo you linked shows the notch lined up with 0 degrees meaning the crank is at TDC for cylinder #1. From your description it sounds like you timed it correctly. You want the static timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
They check timing at idle though, before the car...

They check timing at idle though, before the car goes on the rollers. I think Luke means they will allow anything under 1200rpm idle speed for that part of the test.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
Set the static timing at 10 degrees or as close...

Set the static timing at 10 degrees or as close as you can get using a timing light and rotating the distributor. Sometimes it's hard to tell. Verify idle speed too - there is a speed at which that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 49,959
Posted By Duder
Those seats look comfy man, and they really tie...

Those seats look comfy man, and they really tie the room together.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 227,790
Posted By Duder
That engine bay is looking fresh! Nice job. It...

That engine bay is looking fresh! Nice job. It only took about 30 seconds as far as I'm concerned :e-shrug:

Your new block looks super clean too; I had a sneaky peek at it. I'm sure you'll be...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,226
Posted By Duder
The 142 is looking good on Virgos! Congrats on...

The 142 is looking good on Virgos! Congrats on getting it on the road and good luck with the troubleshooting & tuning process.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
Ok, I suppose that explains the 724ppm limit for...

Ok, I suppose that explains the 724ppm limit for NOx at 25mph then. My reference is early '80s cars which have slightly higher limits. There's no way of looking this up at all, other than comparing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,940
Posted By Duder
Mr. Burrito: what model year is your 240?...

Mr. Burrito: what model year is your 240? Automatic or manual?

I wrote up a whole treatise on getting an '83 DL to pass smog a few years ago. Also a history of how the limits have changed over...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Someone must be making new knock-offs now - over...

Someone must be making new knock-offs now - over the past few years I've seen them on tons of E36s, Z3s, etc.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Fun photo: here's the pile of dirt that was left...

Fun photo: here's the pile of dirt that was left after washing the engine bay, letting the driveway dry out, and sweeping up the leftovers. It was a good 1" tall.

http://i.imgur.com/Ivgb6vFh.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
If I ever visit the Netherlands I'll look you up...

If I ever visit the Netherlands I'll look you up and ask for a test drive!

Glad to know that others are watching the project with interest; that always helps me with motivation and progress.


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Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 129,964
Posted By Duder
The Evergreen museum! That place is cool. They...

The Evergreen museum! That place is cool. They should let you autox on the wing of the Spruce Goose...

Having a seasoned instructor ride along with you a few times should do wonders for technique...
Forum: events 06-02-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Duder
I think they make exceptions for cars that are...

I think they make exceptions for cars that are slightly too old or too new by model year, but were unchanged vs. what was produced during the '80s - '90s. So a 1979 240 should be fine since it's...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
That's a rad 900. Wheels fit the style well for...

That's a rad 900. Wheels fit the style well for sure. My good buddy here in LA had a 99EMS for a while, fun car to drive and I liked it more than expected (confession)!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Fun comparison. Here's the earliest photo we have...

Fun comparison. Here's the earliest photo we have of the engine bay, from the Colorado seller in 2015.

http://i.imgur.com/3IklkOch.jpg

And now:

http://i.imgur.com/hShH3eGh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,226
Posted By Duder
Your cam thrust plate looks better than the one I...

Your cam thrust plate looks better than the one I pulled out of my '75 B20. Similar wear; it's not obvious in the photo below but it had also fractured into several pieces. This was after cam gear...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 28,816
Posted By Duder
Damn, congrats! I've been occasionally stalking...

Damn, congrats! I've been occasionally stalking you on GRM and happy to see progress.

I know the interior has been a struggle but it's looking great for a mongrel build. If the tan sections of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,666
Posted By Duder
My old-school '94 Roadmaster gets 24-25mpg...

My old-school '94 Roadmaster gets 24-25mpg highway. That's a big dumb old Gen2 5.7L V8 that should be worse than Gen3/Gen4 5.3L guys are getting. It's a 4L60E auto with 2.56 gears. The body is...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
I think Saabs are interesting too; feel free to...

I think Saabs are interesting too; feel free to post photos.

My ACS wheels are 8.5" front / 9.5" rear. I'll likely run 235 front tires and 255 rear if I can fit them without hacking the body. 245...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Yep! Nothing's listed yet, but yes, all of the...

Yep! Nothing's listed yet, but yes, all of the stock parts I'm pulling out should be for sale. Let me know what you're interested in.



Good feedback; thanks! For suspension & wheels there are...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
Thanks guys. I'm excited too. The plan is to make...

Thanks guys. I'm excited too. The plan is to make steady progress and keep the dream alive.

I pulled the B20 a few days ago, and took some real photos.


http://i.imgur.com/rb2Kc5yh.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,323
Posted By Duder
It's all out now - I need to upload photos and...

It's all out now - I need to upload photos and update the thread again. Engine bay looks really decent for a 1975.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Duder
There is some truth to that. It's a "best...

There is some truth to that. It's a "best practice" though and not worth risking clogging the very small internal oil passages IMO.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By Duder
These threads are always fun to read - buy a...

These threads are always fun to read - buy a neglected car, make it shiny, get it back on the road!

Nice job so far. Paint is respectable now for sure. Should look really sweet on those GTAs.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Duder
Don't use any RTV or sealant goop on a turbo oil...

Don't use any RTV or sealant goop on a turbo oil inlet. Best option is a bolt on flange adapter with a gasket or o-ring to the top of the turbo, then a 37deg (AN) flare fitting to your oil line.
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